Gerald Wesley Denny, 82, of Soldier, Kan. passed away Nov. 6, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka, Kan.
He was born Nov. 29, 1928 in Corning, Kan. the son of Wesley and Sophia Anna (Claycamp) Denny.
Gerry graduated from Edgerton High School; after high school he served in the United States Army Air Corp.
Gerry had lived in the Soldier community for 22 years and had previously lived in Denver, Colo. He was a diesel mechanic and an over the road truck driver. He had worked for RTD as a mechanic in Denver, Colo.
Gerry was a member of the Soldier Christian Church.
He married Barbara C. Perdue on June 18, 1950 in Gardner, Kan.
Survivors include his wife Barbara, of the home; sons, Joe Denny of Soldier, Kan., Rick Denny (Dana) of Denver, Colo, and David Denny (Jan) of St. Francis, Kan.; daughter, Brenda Bishop (Brian) of Bayard, Neb.; sister, Dorothy Schulz of Gardner; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Gerry was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Teri Anne Denny; a step-grandson, Brian Kiefer; three sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Nov.11, 2011 at Soldier Christian Church. Interment will be in the Soldier Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 10, at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton, Kan. Memorials may be given to the Soldier Christian Church c/o Mercer Funeral Home P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.